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The No Film School Podcast is the audio channel of nofilmschool.com, the leading worldwide community of filmmakers, video producers, and independent creatives. No Film School is where filmmakers learn from each other — “no film school” required. Our ...Show More
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5.23.19: Game of Thrones Ends, War Against ATA Rages On

29:24 | May 23rd

The No Film School Podcast is a weekly show devoted to catching you up on all the notable things you may have missed while you were making films. Host Charles Haine and NFS Editor-in-Chief George Edelman discuss the myriad flaws and wonders of the ‘...Show More
Why You Should Experiment Early In Your Career: 'The Mountain'

30:17 | May 20th

If there's one universal truth about filmmaking, it's that it's hard as hell to get your picture made. So if you're going to go through all the trouble of making a movie, you better damn well make sure you're not scared to tell the story that you wan...Show More
NFS 5.19.19: Game of Thrones Goes Heavy Metal, ARRI Goes to Charleston

30:22 | May 16th

The No Film School Podcast is a weekly show devoted to catching you up on all the notable things you may have missed while you were making films. Host Charles Haine and NFS Editor George Edelman dive into the latest Game of Thrones controversy (this...Show More
How to Prove You Can Write With Just One Script - 'Big Time Adolescence' Director Jason Orley

17:55 | May 13th

Big Time Adolescence is a feature close to director Jason Orley's heart, and why shouldn't it be? In addition to making its world premiere at Sundance back in January, the film has the unique distinction of being the first screenplay he ever wrote. I...Show More
How to One-Man-Crew it like an Olympian

24:29 | May 6th

For his new film Olympic Dreams, filmmaker Jeremy Teicher was granted unprecedented access to one of the most exclusive residences in the world. This is a location so rare that it's only available once every four years. A place where pheromones cours...Show More
NFS 5.2.19: The Long Night is Over

24:42 | May 2nd

Introducing the No Film School Podcast a weekly show devoted to catching you up on all the notable things you may have missed while you were making films. Host Charles Haine dives into the current state of the WGA - ATA conflict, discusses the perc...Show More
How to Ensure You are Taking Advantage of the Democratization of Film

49:24 | Apr 29th

Mariam Webster defines "democratization" as to make (something) available to all people: to make it possible for all people to understand (something). So when we talk the democratization of filmmaking, in a way we're talking about the evolution of fi...Show More
How to Subversively Film a Politically Subversive Film

23:12 | Apr 22nd

Barry Jenkins once said, "Art is inherently political. Even trying to make a film that has nothing to do with politics is, in and of itself, a political act." Unfortunately for filmmakers, not everyone these days will jump at the chance to see a movi...Show More
Why Writing and Directing Comedy Go Hand in Hand: Will Forte & 'Extra Ordinary'

19:15 | Apr 15th

Will Forte never met Mike Ahern or Enda Loughman before jumping on board the pair of Irish director's debut feature. He didn't need to. The script for Extra Ordinary was just that good. All he needed to know was that they'd be directing. Why? Because...Show More
How to Make a Coming of Age Movie that Doesn't Suck: Ninian Doff on 'Boyz in the Wood'

34:34 | Apr 8th

Making a coming of age film can be a tricky thing. There's a delicate line between teenagers keepin' it real and overly nostalgic reminiscing. Even though it's his first feature, it's clear that Ninian Doff will never have a problem toeing that line ...Show More
Masturbation on Film: Karen Maine, Natalia Dyer & More on SXSW Standout 'Yes, God, Yes'

22:18 | Apr 1st

This week on the No Film School Podcast, we’re going to talk about one of the most largely undiscussed nuances of filmmaking: the portrayal of masturbation on film. Specifically, of the female kind. 'Yes, God, Yes' is a film unlike any you’ve seen b...Show More
'Don't be Afraid if You Didn't Go To Film School': The Method to Success Behind 'Greener Grass'

29:49 | Mar 11th

Greener Grass is a project that has been on a whirlwind path to success since the very beginning. Directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe's first iteration of the surreal comedy turned heads as a short film back in 2016, when it won awards at majo...Show More
'There's No Business Like Slow Business': Lee Cronin on His Path to Horror Glory

24:57 | Mar 4th

For Lee Cronin, getting to the point where he could make his debut feature "The Hole in The Ground" was like climbing a greasy pole. For every step he took upwards it always seemed like he’d have to slip down a bit as well. His three horror shorts h...Show More
How Young Filmmakers Can Take Advantage of Fellowships

38:28 | Feb 25th

Some filmmakers get their starts late, and some filmmakers get their starts early. Our guests on today’s roundtable fall under the latter. Since 2015, Sundance and Adobe have held the Sundance Ignite Fellowship a year long program for 18-to-25-year-o...Show More
DIAY: Do It ALL Yourself with Director Johannes Nyholhm

23:30 | Feb 18th

Johannes Nyholm, director of Sundance standout Koko-Di Koko-Da takes the whole wearing many hats thing to a whole other dimension. If you're looking for a filmmaker who has complete command over his material, then look no further than this Swedish au...Show More
How To Put Yourself in the Room: Sundance Breakout ‘Them That Follow’

25:13 | Feb 11th

“In the rugged wilderness of Appalachia, the members of an isolated community of Pentecostal snake handlers led by Pastor Lemuel risk their lives to attest themselves before God.” This is a much different type of log-line than the others entries you’...Show More
How to Become a Sundance Worthy Documentary Cinematographer

36:31 | Feb 4th

The documentary cinematographer is a special kind of cinematographer. Whereas in narrative, the role is more defined, DP’s of the more truthful persuasion may find themselves piling on more hats than their fiction bound counterparts. Take it from Dav...Show More
Does This Year's Sundance Signal the Death of Truly Independent Film? NFS Live Pt.2

53:04 | Jan 31st

Emily Buder, Erik Luers, George Edelman, Ryan Koo and Jon Fusco are all together again in Park City to give you a rundown of everything that happened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019. It's been a crazy week full of screenings, interviews, and ge...Show More
No Film School Live from Sundance 2019 Pt.1

45:05 | Jan 28th

Taking its rightful place at the very beginning of the 2019 festival circuit, the Sundance Film Festival is often an unpredictable beast. But Jon Fusco, Erik Luers, and George Edelman are live from Park City, Utah to try and make some sense of it all...Show More
Best of the 2018 No Film School Podcast Interviews, Part 3

1:10:14 | Jan 21st

It's not all about big names and big projects here on the No Film School Podcast. Some of our best conversations take place with artists who are just starting to find their way in the world. Really, all of should be able to relate to these guests on ...Show More
Best of the 2018 No Film School Podcast Interviews, Part 2

1:03:12 | Jan 14th

We had some of the biggest directors of the year on the show in 2018 and this batch of best ofs proves it. Yorogs Lanthimos, Debra Granik, Jeremy Saulnier, and the legendary Mike Leigh all make an appearance as does Denis Villeneuve and Steve McQueen...Show More
IFW 1.10.19: The Final Episode

1:04:17 | Jan 10th

Liz Nord, Erik Luers, Charles Haine and (kind of) Jon Fusco are all together for the last time on this special, final episode of our long-running independent film news series Indie Film Weekly. There are three years worth of huge industry and gear st...Show More
Best of the 2018 No Film School Podcast Interviews, Part 1

1:00:41 | Jan 7th

Depending on what stage of your career you’re at, you can learn as much from someone who's gotten a couple shorts into some major festivals as you can from a director like Yorgos Lanthimos. It’s in this realization where The No Film School Podcast re...Show More
IFW 12.20.18: Indie Film Weekly Will Come to an End in 2019

02:01 | Dec 20th, 2018

It is with a heavy heart that today we are announcing that Indie Film Weekly will be entering an indefinite hiatus in 2019. We will have one final show airing Thursday, January 9th with the whole gang back together for the last time. There is a disti...Show More
IFW 12.13.18: How to Build Relationships in the Biz & 2018's Biggest Box Office Draw

47:35 | Dec 13th, 2018

Jon Fusco, Erik Luers, and Liz Nord are back together for the final show of 2018. It was an amazing year for film, but a recent study found that there was one key ingredient for the biggest box office successes. And yes, that ingredient may surprise ...Show More
Why the Bolex is the World’s Most Beloved Camera

43:10 | Dec 10th, 2018

Filmmaker Alyssa Bolsey didn’t discover until she was in film school herself that her great-grandfather had invented the iconic Bolex 16mm camera. She spent the next decade-plus researching her enigmatic ancestor and interviewing several influential ...Show More
IFW 12.6.18: Sundance Selections & Our Full Review of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

43:54 | Dec 6th, 2018

Sundance's own Liz Nord joins the show to give Jon Fusco and Erik Luers the down and dirty on all Sundance's Feature and Shorts selections for 2019 and what they could mean for future filmmakers. Plus what Lars Von Trier has done to upset the entire ...Show More
Making the Move from Producer to Director: Cristina Gallego on 'Birds of Passage'

29:05 | Dec 3rd, 2018

While Cristina Gallego was busy working as a producer on her partner Ciro Guerra's magnificent film "Embrace of the Serpent", she caught wind of a story from one of the many indigenous non-actors onset. That story was one that perhaps many of us have...Show More
IFW 11.29.18: The First Film Awards of the Season & How to Shoot Safe Sex

48:04 | Nov 29th, 2018

Jon Fusco, Erik Luers, and Liz Nord are here to catch you up on all the stuff you missed while in a tryptophan coma last week. Believe it or not, awards season has officially begun and we have a full report on what could be the year's top contenders....Show More
Yorgos Lanthimos on How to Shoot Surrealist Film

25:09 | Nov 26th, 2018

If you've seen any of Yorgos Lanthimos' films, then you know the Greek director isn't afraid to put anything on the screen. Like many famous surrealists, Lanthimos isn't interested in exploring stories where things go right, he wants his audience to ...Show More
IFW 11.22.18: A Thanksgiving Miracle & Are Big Changes Coming for Final Cut?

45:01 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Jon Fusco and Erik Luers are stranded together in Brooklyn for yet another turkey day, but a major announcement from The Criterion Collection has given them plenty to be thankful for. On the other side of the coin, we take a moment to remember one of...Show More
Academy Award Winner László Nemes on Following Your Inspiration to Success

28:35 | Nov 19th, 2018

How we approach history and how we approach film are very similar. As László Nemes puts it, history doesn’t work the way we think it works, we think we know more about these events in our past, but there’s no way of ever knowing firsthand what the at...Show More
IFW 11.15.18: Our Favorite Books on Cinema & The Death of a Real-Life Superhero

43:41 | Nov 15th, 2018

Jon Fusco, Erik Luers, and Liz Nord are here to recap what was a truly insane week in the world, even in the film industry. They discuss an unexpected loss in the epicenter of cinema as fires continue to rage through Southern California and say good...Show More
Mike Leigh on How to Become Your Actor's Dream Director

23:32 | Nov 12th, 2018

Working with Mike Leigh is what you would call an actor’s dream true. Since his debut in 1972, the seventy-five-year-old legendary British director has made twenty films and consistently refined his craft to fit a process where the collaboration with...Show More
IFW 11.8.18: The Greatest Foreign Films of All Time & How Much You Should Be Asking for Upfront?

46:58 | Nov 8th, 2018

Jon Fusco, Erik Luers, and Liz Nord are here this week to reveal a few of their favorites from what BBC has labeled their one hundred greatest foreign films of all time. Is your favorite on the list? Plus should "A Star is Born" really come with a tr...Show More
'Diamantino': How to Make a Masterpiece Out of Your Mistakes

34:36 | Nov 5th, 2018

For co-directors Daniel Schmidt and Gabriel Abrantes, the making of Diamantino was just as, if not more complex, than the award-winning film's insane plot. It tells the story of Diamantino, the world's premier soccer star, who loses his special touch...Show More
IFW 11.1.18: Farewell FilmStruck & Is Apple Finally Filmmaker Friendly?

51:52 | Nov 1st, 2018

Jon Fusco, Erik Luers, and Liz Nord are back together again, this time to mourn the loss of yet another brilliant streaming service. But while our home options dwindle, box offices around the country continue to put up big numbers. So much so that Al...Show More
For Paycheck or For Passion? Steven Yeun on 'Burning', 'Sorry to Bother You' and Building a Career

25:20 | Oct 29th, 2018

It's hard to coin Steven Yeun's year as "breakthrough" since the South Korean actor has been a figure in the public's eye since his first appearance as Glenn from AMC's The Walking Dead in 2010. But with starring roles in both Boots Riley's Sorry to ...Show More
IFW 10.25.18: Our Thoughts on the New MacBook Pro & Where to Submit Your Film Online

42:24 | Oct 25th, 2018

Jon Fusco is back this week with Liz Nord to lead you through the fallout of Withoutabox's shut down and what it could mean for your project. Plus, in what was a busy week on the internet, they discuss new financial opportunities for educational YouT...Show More
Why You Should Edit Your Own Films

44:28 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Irene Lusztig (‘Yours in Sisterhood’) and Dominic Gagnon (‘Going South’)—two filmmakers who edit their own films—join No Film School’s Liz Nord to make the case for editing your own work by sharing their processes and how they make the many decisions...Show More
IFW 10.18.18: Why 2018 Has Been a Great Year for Movies & Where to Move if You Want to Make One

38:23 | Oct 18th, 2018

Erik Luers and Liz Nord are together again to discuss the state of the movie industry as we near the end of 2018 and how it could lead to a downward trend we'd all be happy to see take place. Plus there may be a new place on the map to move if you wa...Show More
One Hundred Different Ways to Get Your Film Funded

56:44 | Oct 15th, 2018

Hayley Pappas (Head of RYOT Films), Caroline von Kuhn (Director of Artist Development at SFFILM), and Leah Giblin (Head of Grants at Cinereach) are responsible for getting millions of dollars to independent filmmakers each year through grants and fin...Show More
IFW 10.11.18: Your Favorite Filmmakers Defined & A New Mirrorless Camera from Fuji

40:35 | Oct 11th, 2018

Erik Luers, and Liz Nord get together this week to discuss two of their favorite things: movies and words. They also address some pretty spooky rumors that George Romero may soon be rising from the dead. Charles Haine joins them to discuss a new ca...Show More
How to Become a Top Notch Sound Designer with the Team Behind 'First Man'

37:36 | Oct 8th, 2018

Not many people with an interest in film have the direction to start pursuing sound at an early point in their career. It seems, rather, that through working on various projects they come to realize how powerful a tool sound really is and fall head o...Show More
IFW 10.4.18: When to Move On to Freelancing & Why You Should Be Playing Video Games

42:19 | Oct 4th, 2018

Jon Fusco and Erik Luers buckle down and get serious this week to discuss one of the single biggest hacking controversies of our generation and what it could mean for Marvel's box office returns. There will only be one group of people to blame if Ven...Show More
Jeremy Saulnier on Why Being a DP is More Fun than Being a Director

23:02 | Oct 1st, 2018

Jeremy Saulnier has carved out his own little place in film history. His second feature film Blue Ruin was the first of its kind in many ways, an artful genre thriller that is a spectacle to behold and shot on a shoestring budget. His next film, Gree...Show More
IFW 9.27.18: How to Correctly Use a Fish & A New Mirrorless Camera From Panasonic?

39:10 | Sep 27th, 2018

It seems like the Toronto International Film Festival just wrapped up but Jon Fusco, Erik Luers and Liz Nord are all back together this week to preview the Fall's next big one, The 56th Annual New York Film Festival. The team drops some clues on what...Show More
From Film School 'Failure' to Godard's Cinematographer: Fabrice Aragno on Working with Jean-Luc

35:53 | Sep 24th, 2018

When Fabrice Aragno went to film school, he was written off as a creator of meaningless images. What was the point of his thesis picture? Where was the emotion? These questions, however, didn't matter much to him, so he ignored them. What mattered wa...Show More
IFW 9.20.18: Two of the Years Biggest Cameras & How to Advertise Your Short Film

49:06 | Sep 20th, 2018

In this episode, Jon Fusco and Erik Luers talk TIFF takeaways, a successor to MoviePass that could actually work out and the Emmys' failures to get with the times. Charles Haine joins us for gear news, talking two of the biggest mirrorless cameras to...Show More
'Think Slow, Act Fast': Joe Walker on Editing for Steve McQueen and Denis Villeneuve

23:16 | Sep 17th, 2018

Steve McQueen has made some great movies. So has Denis Villeneuve. So what do Hunger, Sicario, Shame, Blade Runner 2049, 12 Years a Slave and Arrival have in common? They were all edited by Joe Walker. McQueen and Walker's latest collaboration, Wido...Show More
IFW 9.12.2018: The Academy Makes a Smart Decision & How Hard Should You Be Working?

31:25 | Sep 13th, 2018

In this episode, Erik Luers and Liz Nord reveal a couple of changes to awards season that everyone can agree on, Nicoloas Cage is in a really good movie, and the best new wireless kit to own. On Ask No Film School - a reminder to take it easy. As al...Show More
How Do You Know What to Cut on the Editing Floor? The First Short: THE GUY [Episode 3]

1:06:52 | Sep 10th, 2018

It seems that many short films even after they wrap a successful shoot never end up seeing the light of day. And why is that? Because they dry up in the post-production process. Whether it's for lack of money, lack of inspiration, lack of enthusiasm...Show More
IFW 9.6.18: Our Most Anticipated Films at TIFF & Other Movies to See in Fall 2018

42:04 | Sep 6th, 2018

Festival season is upon us once more and with it, a whole new class of award contenders have suddenly made themselves known. In this episode, Jon Fusco, Erik Luers, and Liz Nord reveal the films their most excited about, as well as countless others y...Show More
How to Raise Money & What Should You Expect in Production? The First Short: THE GUY [Episode 2]

1:00:51 | Sep 3rd, 2018

A short film is a tricky thing, you don’t know how much time or money to invest in such a personal thing that nobody may even end up seeing, so a lot of people don’t even try. The point of this podcast is to get you to stop worrying and just try. In...Show More
IFW 8.30.18: Our Top Advice from Three Years of Filmmaker Interviews

37:44 | Aug 30th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss how Netflix is getting revenge on Cannes during this fall festival season, some big changes to the infamous film critics’ Tomatometer, and Disne...Show More
How Do You Make a Film with Zero Experience? The First Short: THE GUY [Episode 1]

59:34 | Aug 27th, 2018

A short film is a tricky thing, you don’t know how much time or money to invest in such a personal thing that nobody may even end up seeing, so a lot of people don’t even try. The point of this podcast is to get you to stop worrying and just try. I...Show More
IFW 8.23.18: 360° Filmmaking Finally Makes Sense & How Old is Too Old to Make a Movie?

52:08 | Aug 23rd, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, Charles and Erik Luers discuss whether a new potential move by Amazon will change theatrical moviegoing as much as it changed shopping, a new Netflix feature that is ...Show More
'Meow Wolf': How to Build an Immersive World Through Film

32:00 | Aug 20th, 2018

Oakley Anderson Moore sits down with co directors Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller to talk about making a documentary that captures the creative spirit of it’s subjects: “Meow Wolf: Origin Story.” With new found income at their disposal to hire m...Show More
IFW 8.16.18: Blackmagic's New Resolve is a Masterpiece & The Scariest Trailer Ever Made

47:47 | Aug 16th, 2018

With Liz Nord absent and on the hunt for Alfonso Cuaron's famed VR piece in Mexico City, Jon Fusco and Erik Luers fill in to tell you about the scariest movie trailer ever made, Hulu's imminent disaster, and Disney's double standards. In gear news, ...Show More
How to Make a Short Film for Only $4.50

33:26 | Aug 13th, 2018

What is the least amount of money you think you could spend on the production of a short film from pre to post production and still get into a major festival? Well if you guessed four dollars and fifty cents, then you probably read the title of this ...Show More
IFW 8.9.18: How to Perfect Your Script & Why Docs Are the New Blockbusters

47:24 | Aug 9th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss how theatrical documentaries are taking over the summer box office, give a fall festival preview, and mull over a newly announced Oscar category...Show More
How to Shoot a Feature Film for Only $7000

52:40 | Aug 6th, 2018

With only $7K, fourteen days, and no crew, Alejandro Montoya Marín made a chockablock action-comedy feature. If you're wondering why these parameters, here's the reason: it took $7000 bucks for Robert Rodriguez to shoot his breakout film El Mariachi....Show More
IFW 8.2.18: What to Know Before You Drone & The Best Way to Get Your Short Seen

51:40 | Aug 2nd, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss the union negotiations that might have the Hollywood film industry gearing up for a strike, and ponder what the heck is going on with Moviepass....Show More
How to Become a Top TV Editor

38:09 | Jul 30th, 2018

Emmy-nominated TV editors A.M. Peters ('Queer Eye') and Tenille Uithoff ('Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’) join Liz Nord to discuss how to break into post-production for TV, what you can expect once you do, and how to make it in the television editin...Show More
IFW 7.26.18: Nikon Teases a Full Frame Mirrorless & What Should We Make of the James Gunn Firing?

44:48 | Jul 26th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss what we should make of James Gunn being fired from the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise over controversial tweets. We also reveal an industry...Show More
How to Make the Jump from Short to Feature with Award Winning Director Jim Cummings

26:48 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Jim Cummings career is a case study in DIY Filmmaking. His short film Thunder Road redefined the path of a festival award winner. After earning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, the short took the internet by storm, bringing Jim and his crew ample ex...Show More
IFW 7.19.18: How to Start Your Own Netflix & Why You Should Buy a Still Camera Over Video

51:04 | Jul 19th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, Erik Luers, and Charles Haine discuss why you might be able to skip having your film on Netflix in favor of launching your own streaming service. We also discuss a new...Show More
Why Making a Good Music Documentary Means Speaking Two Universal Languages

34:23 | Jul 16th, 2018

It’s very hard to make a film about music that’s better than actually just listening to music. That’s the challenge co-directors T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch took on in A Tuba to Cuba, a documentary the revered New Orleans Jazz band as they trave...Show More
IFW 7.12.18: How to Properly Use a Green Screen & The 25 Coolest Festivals in the World

45:07 | Jul 12th, 2018

Jon Fusco, Erik Luers and Charles Haine are here this week to help you identify a few dozen film festivals that need to be on your radar, go bananas over just how many billions of dollars Netflix is spending in 2018 and Nicolas Winding Refn's shockin...Show More
How Working Within Extreme Constraints Actually Benefits Your Film

44:24 | Jul 9th, 2018

Emmy-winning director Madeline Sackler, Cinematographer Wolfgang Held (BRÜNO, PARTICLE FEVER) , and actor/producer Boyd Holbrook (LOGAN, NARCOS) join No Film School’s Liz Nord to share how they pulled off one of the most amazing behind-the-scenes pro...Show More
IFW 7.5.18: Where to Live for a Career in Film & How to Spend Your Camera Budget

46:13 | Jul 5th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, Erik Luers, and Charles Haine discuss how the extension of California’s Production Tax Credits is affecting the film and TV business, and the fate of ‘Supersize Me 2’ ...Show More
'Leave No Trace': The Secret Ingredient to Great Casting

33:44 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Debra Granik is perhaps best known for her casting and direction of Jennifer Lawrence’s breakout role in WINTER’S BONE, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture in 2011. In her latest, LEAVE NO TRACE, which premiered at Sundance earlier this...Show More
IFW 6.28.18: How YouTube and Instagram Are Competing For Your Videos

44:04 | Jun 28th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss how Instagram’s new IGTV service prompted YouTube to give more benefits to video creators, and other news from the massive VidCon event. We also...Show More
What You Can Do in Distribution to Maximize the Life of Your Film

48:05 | Jun 25th, 2018

When you start out as a filmmaker, you think that all you have to do is make a great film. Unfortunately, it’s damn hard to get people to even hear about your film let alone watch it. Even if you play a prestigious festival like Sundance, for most ...Show More
IFW 6.21.18: Our First Impressions of ProRes RAW & The Movie Ticket Subscription Race Heats Up

49:51 | Jun 21st, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss why a recent marketing stunt by MoviePass smells rotten, and what a major theater chain is doing to compete with the ticket subscription service...Show More
How to Meld the Perfect Collaborative Atmosphere on Set

32:05 | Jun 18th, 2018

Making a movie is like making a good stew. Sure, that may not be the first analogy you’d jump to while racking your filmmaking ethos, but for Robert Schwartzman director of The Unicorn, one of 2018’s best comedies, it just makes sense. Every good st...Show More
IFW 6.14.18: Why Renting Gear Just Got Easier & How to Overcome Your Creative Block

45:56 | Jun 14th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco discuss the absurd reality that pits a film star against a TV star on the geopolitical stage, and why we will miss Anthony Bourdain. Charles Haine joins us for tech ...Show More
No Business School: How to Save Time and Money on Your Films

38:23 | Jun 11th, 2018

Stephen R. Morse (AMANDA KNOX, EUROTRUMP) joins Liz Nord to discuss how his education at Oxford Business School changed the way he makes movies, and he breaks down some business school lessons that we can all apply to make our films in the most effic...Show More
IFW 6.7.18: Our Favorite Gear from Cinegear 2018 & Why Movie Theaters are Failing Audiences

51:16 | Jun 7th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss the unexpected indie hit en route to becoming Magnolia’s highest-grossing film, how cinemas may actually be doing a disservice to great cinemato...Show More
"Hearts Beat Loud": The Secrets to Recording Live Music for Film

23:56 | Jun 4th, 2018

For "Hearts Beat Loud", Director Brett Haley wanted to tell a story about people who make music, so he asked his stars, Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons to play all the music...completely live. When it comes to actors playing musicians on screen, he...Show More
How Do You Become a Filmmaker (And Other Questions)? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 10]

59:19 | May 30th, 2018

In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, using No Film School founder Ryan Koo's Netflix Film Amateur as a case study, we answer questions from listeners. This is the final episode! Watch Amateur on Netflix, ...Show More
How Tech Can Be Used to Turn Your Movie into a Global Movement

50:46 | May 28th, 2018

Four-time Sundance filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and her Let It Ripple Studio have made and distributed films that have engaged over 50 Million people in dialogue with a new model that they developed to start global conversations with screenings and discu...Show More
IFW 5.24.18: Netflix Nabs the Obamas & A Major Week for RED

46:29 | May 24th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, Erik Luers and Charles Haine discuss the quiet indie making a loud noise at the international box office and why now is the time to pitch your high-concept horror film...Show More
How Do You Release Your Film? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 9]

1:00:06 | May 23rd, 2018

In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, using No Film School founder Ryan Koo's Netflix Film Amateur as a case study, we dive into the final release of Amateur. Watch Amateur on Netflix, available now worldw...Show More
How Post-Production Makes or Breaks a Film, Part 2: The Secret Art of Colorists

49:54 | May 21st, 2018

If you've seen a few independent films that have come out of the festival circuit the past year or two, odds are you've seen the work of Sam Daley, Nat Jencks, or Seth Ricart. They are three talented colorists who have graded films like "The Florida ...Show More
IFW 5.17.18: How to Make Sure You Get Paid & Have We Discovered the New RED?

39:40 | May 17th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers share loads of news from the 71st Cannes Film Festival, including the biggest acquisitions, what caused Agnes Varda and Ava DuVernay to team up, and Spi...Show More
How Do You Finish Your Film? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 8]

1:08:08 | May 16th, 2018

In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, using No Film School founder Ryan Koo's Netflix Film Amateur as a case study, we dive into the post-production stage of filmmaking. Watch Amateur on Netflix, available...Show More
How Post-Production Makes or Breaks a Film, Part 1: The Editor's Process

43:23 | May 14th, 2018

The difference between a film that has some good moments and a full-fledged, unhindered story hinges on how it's treated in post-production. That success starts with the delicate navigation of the editor. Sitting down at this past Sundance Film Festi...Show More
IFW 5.10.18: A Selfie-Free Cannes Kicks Off & Can Your Short Really Be a Calling Card?

50:25 | May 10th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss the opening of the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival and how Netlifx is playing nice—or are they? We also cover the first results of the Academy’...Show More
How Do You Go Through Production? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 7]

1:04:16 | May 9th, 2018

In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, using No Film School founder Ryan Koo's Netflix Film Amateur as a case study, we dive into the production stage of filmmaking. Watch Amateur on Netflix, available now ...Show More
How Do You Protect Your Film’s Subjects, Data, and Yourself in Unsafe Situations?

46:30 | May 7th, 2018

Three filmmakers with documentary films in the 2018 Tribeca and HotDocs lineups—Assia Boundaoui of ‘The Feeling of Being Watched’, Nancy Schwartzman of ‘Roll Red Roll', and Cynthia Lowen of ’Netizens'—sit down with No Film School’s Liz Nord to discus...Show More
IFW 5.3.18: Why RED is Partnering with Facebook & Is MoviePass Finished?

51:05 | May 3rd, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss two of the most important industry events that you might never have heard of, Cinemacon and the Newfronts, along with mayhem at Moviepass. We al...Show More
How Do You Tell Your Story Visually? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 6]

56:18 | May 2nd, 2018

In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, using No Film School founder Ryan Koo's Netflix Film "Amateur" as a case study, we dive into the creative and visual side of prep including storyboarding, shotlisting,...Show More
What a Festival Programmer Looks for in a Short Film

38:59 | Apr 30th, 2018

We’ve discussed many different tactics for getting your short films into film festivals on this podcast, but at SXSW last month we decided to head straight for the source: the people in charge of selecting the films themselves. That’s right we’re tal...Show More
IFW 4.26.18: Has Tribeca Become New York’s Best Fest for Indie Filmmakers?

56:38 | Apr 26th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Erik Luers and Jon Fusco share all the news, films, projects, and directors you need to know about from our on-the-ground coverage of the Tribeca Film Festival, and debate Tribec...Show More
How Do You Attach Cast and Prep a Film? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 5]

1:15:45 | Apr 25th, 2018

In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, using No Film School founder Ryan Koo's Netflix Film Amateur as a case study, we dive into how to cast your movie—and what to expect when you go into prep. This episod...Show More
Why Now is the Time to Make Your Doc Short

49:25 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Three filmmakers with short nonfiction films in the SXSW 2018 lineup—Jury Award-winner Charlie Tyrell, Mohammad Gorjestani, and Leah Galant—sit down with No Film School’s Liz Nord to discuss why this is a golden age for documentary shorts, how they e...Show More
IFW 4.19.18: The NAB Tech That You Need to Know & Does Netflix or Cannes Have Indie Film's Back?

1:00:03 | Apr 19th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Erik Luers and discuss whether independent filmmakers ultimately pay the price in the ongoing war between Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival. We also preview the Tribeca Fil...Show More
How Do You Pitch Your Film and Find Financing? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 4]

1:07:22 | Apr 18th, 2018

In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, we dive into the pitching and financing processes on Ryan Koo's Netflix Film AMATEUR. This episode covers his experiences pitching Amateur eighty (!) times and eventua...Show More
How to Get a Vimeo Staff Pick with DANIELS, Kirsten Lepore, and Head Curator Sam Morrill

50:13 | Apr 16th, 2018

The landscape for short films is changing quickly. One might say we're entering a "Golden Age," where content is being taken seriously and you can even make money off of a five-minute video...if you get the right eyes on it. Traditionally, getting th...Show More
IFW 4.12.18: The Gear That Finally Made NAB Exciting Again

32:13 | Apr 12th, 2018

In this special episode of Indie Film Weekly, Charles Haine, Andy Zou, and Jon Fusco broadcast live from the historic Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas. The trio of No Film School editors come together to discuss their first couple of days of non-sto...Show More
How Do You Become a Screenwriter? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 3]

55:15 | Apr 11th, 2018

In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, we dive into the screenwriting process on No Film School founder Ryan Koo's Netflix Film Amateur (out now!). This episode covers many screenwriting tips and tricks, in...Show More
How the Directors of 'Prospect' Built a Utopia in Pre-Production

22:33 | Apr 9th, 2018

What would you do if you were tasked with building an entire universe on an infinitesimally small budget? Where would you even start? This is probably the biggest problem that any independent filmmaker with a science fiction project must solve. Co-Di...Show More
IFW 4.5.18: Silicon Valley Takes on Hollywood & How Long Should Your Short Film Be?

32:29 | Apr 5th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco discuss a new finding on the average length of Oscar-winning short films and what it means for you, which digital companies may be replacing the Hollywood studio sys...Show More
How Do You Turn a Short into a Feature? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 2]

1:03:17 | Apr 4th, 2018

Here's Episode Two of our new podcast series The First Feature. This is a step-by-step guide on how to get your first feature made, using Ryan Koo's new Netflix Original Film AMATEUR as a case study. In this episode, we get into: Whether or not your ...Show More
'First Match': Money-Saving Production Hacks to Make Low-Budget Features Shine

49:58 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Director/Writer Olivia Newman, DP Ashley Connor, Editor Tamara Meem, and producers Chanelle Elaine and Bryan Unkeless of ‘First Match’ join No Film School’s Liz Nord to discuss how they took their film from short to Netflix Original feature, how they...Show More
IFW 3.29.18: Canon Reveals its ARRI Competitor & Spielberg's Take on Netflix

52:09 | Mar 29th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss the MoviePass effect on indie films and a whole bunch of ways the industry is throwing shade on Netflix—including promising young upstart Steven...Show More
How Do You Know Which Idea to Pursue? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 1]

48:49 | Mar 28th, 2018

Here's Episode One of our new podcast series The First Feature. This is a step-by-step guide on how to get your first feature made, using Ryan Koo's new Netflix Original Film AMATEUR as a case study. In this episode, we get into: The three questions...Show More
Don't Wait for Somebody to Make Your Movie, Do it Yourself: The Winning Mantra Behind 'Thunder Road'

26:56 | Mar 26th, 2018

Some would say that Jim Cummings' journey to winning this year's SXSW Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature started back in 2016 when his short film "Thunder Road" won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Yes, the short, which many consider one of...Show More
IFW 3.22.18: No Film School's Greatest Piece of Original Content Ever & A New Cut of 'The Shining'?

41:11 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Jon Fusco and Erik Luers are back from SXSW while Liz Nord has mysteriously disappeared, so get ready for a testosterone-fueled recap of the week's best news from the entertainment world! The resident men of the publication discuss the impact of what...Show More
The First Feature: AMATEUR Podcast Announcement

02:23 | Mar 19th, 2018

The First Feature is a new in-depth podcast series on No Film School about the making of a single film: in this case, NFS founder Ryan Koo's first feature AMATEUR. AMATEUR is a Netflix Original and premieres April 6; the trailer was released today. ...Show More
How to Film in the Face of Opposition

37:51 | Mar 19th, 2018

Can you imagine being pepper sprayed, pelted/bombarded with rubber bullets, or hit with water cannons while still managing to hold on to your camera and record? That’s what filmmaker Cody Lucich took on for eight months to document the Standing Rock ...Show More
IFW 3.15.18: Why SXSW is More than Just a Film Festival

42:10 | Mar 15th, 2018

Co-hosts Jon Fusco, Erik Luers, Oakley Anderson-Moore and yours truly, Liz Nord have been running all over downtown Austin, Texas for the past week to bring you insights from America's coolest film event, the SXSW Film Festival and conference. In th...Show More
Episodic Roundtable: How to Get Your Series Off the Ground

38:06 | Mar 12th, 2018

Nash Edgerton, Tonya Glanz, and Cesar Mazariegos are three creators of shows that were featured in the new Indie Episodic section at Sundance 2018. They Join No Film School’s Liz Nord to discuss how the got their series off the ground, stretched prod...Show More
IFW 3.8.18: What to Look for at SXSW 2018 & How to Perfect Your Dolly Moves

42:56 | Mar 8th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers get pumped for America’s coolest film festival, SXSW, and share our fun-fact-filled awards season recap. Charles Haine joins us for gear news including ...Show More
How To Use Trends in Filmmaking to Your Advantage

28:54 | Mar 5th, 2018

If you haven’t picked up on the hottest trend in film and TV right now, then you may be living under a rock. Of course, we're talking about the “80’s Revival” a movement seemingly spurred by the success of Stranger Things. In reality, however, the 8...Show More
IFW 3.1.18: Canon Finally Makes a Mirrorless Camera & Our 2018 Oscars Preview

53:21 | Mar 1st, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers preview the upcoming Academy Awards, ponder whether Netflix’s total dominance of original content is good for indie filmmakers, update you on the latest...Show More
Why You Need to Stop Making Excuses and Make a Short Film

50:38 | Feb 26th, 2018

To say that it’s tough to play your short at Sundance is an understatement. In 2018, 69 shorts were picked from 8,740 submissions. While there’s no simple formula on how to make a short film will get into Sundance, programmer Dilcia Barerra told No F...Show More
IFW 2.22.18: When to Use a Cine Lens & Has BitCoin Officially Hit the Film Industry?

52:36 | Feb 22nd, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers and discuss how BitCoin and the blockchain are revolutionizing the film industry. We also update you on awards season and the Berlin International Film ...Show More
'Piercing': How to Cultivate Tone and Style in Your Film

35:17 | Feb 19th, 2018

It’s no secret that filmmakers copy those other filmmakers in their lives who most inspire them. Whether that’s picking up on some sort of trademark dialogue, production design, pacing, music, performances, editing, or camerawork, many times it's eas...Show More
IFW 2.15.18: The Worst Job On Set Gets Better & What Camera Should You Shoot Your Short On?

48:10 | Feb 15th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss ‘Black Panther’ mania ahead of the groundbreaking film’s opening weekend. We also get into the Parking Production Assistants of New York decisio...Show More
How to Maintain Your Sanity as Director When Everything Descends Into Chaos

32:19 | Feb 12th, 2018

In his introduction speech prior to the premiere of "The Catcher Was a Spy," Sundance Director of Programming John Cooper described the film’s director Ben Lewin as the “nicest director you'll ever meet.” When you’ve got four decades of dealing with ...Show More
IFW 2.8.18: ARRI Finally Goes 4K & Tarantino's Big On-Set Boner

54:40 | Feb 8th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss why the ‘Kill Bill’ car crash story matters for every filmmaker, how to create a winning Super Bowl ad, and the results of the recent DGA Awards...Show More
DP Roundtable: How to be the Cinematographer Your Director Needs

59:34 | Feb 5th, 2018

Meet four powerhouse cinematographers who had nine projects between them at Sundance this year: Claudia Raschke, Shana Hagan, Ashley Connor and Mia Cioffi Henry. The talented group sat down at Sundance 2018 with No Film School’s Liz Nord to discuss t...Show More
IFW 2.1.18: Why VR is Finally Hot & Has RED Developed Its Alexa Killer?

44:50 | Feb 1st, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss two historic Sundance deals and what the festival sales tell us about the ever-changing indie distribution landscape. We also cover the Sundance...Show More
The Zellner Brothers on Why You Need to Do Something New With Every Film You Make

24:04 | Jan 29th, 2018

Nathan and David Zellner are no strangers to Sundance, but perhaps they wish the festival was as new and exciting to them as it was when they premiered "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" back in 2014. That's not to say Park City has grown stale for the di...Show More
IFW 1.25.18: Did Streaming Deals Die at Sundance 2018?

57:22 | Jan 25th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco are joined by Oakley Anderson-Moore and Erik Luers to give a full rundown from the snowy streets of Park City. The whole team has been trudging through the mountain ...Show More
How to Build a Score That Raises Your Audience's Expectations

31:38 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Well, here we are, live from Utah and our first interview out of Sundance is for a film called "Arizona." Bizarre right? Well not nearly as bizarre as the film itself. Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, this darkly comedic story follows Cas...Show More
IFW 1.18.18: The Best Filmmaking Apps & Our Sundance 2018 Preview

44:46 | Jan 18th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco are headed to Park City, Utah for the 34th Sundance Film Festival. They are joined by NFS Managing Editor Erik Luers to share everything you should know to get ready...Show More
Best of the The No Film School Podcast 2017, Part 3

57:45 | Jan 15th, 2018

This is the third and final episode of our “Best of 2017”, but honestly, with the quality of advice we received over the course of our interviews last year, we could keep this going forever. All of the excerpts featured in this week’s volume are part...Show More
IFW 1.11.18: Our Pick for Best Mirrorless Camera & A Golden Globes to Remember

49:17 | Jan 11th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco discuss one of the most memorable Golden Globes ever and other awards season news, as well as the group of industry women coming out *against* the #MeToo movement. L...Show More
Best of the The No Film School Podcast 2017, Part 2

50:55 | Jan 8th, 2018

It’s officially a new year but we’re still not over how great our podcasts turned out in 2017. Last year, we started doing interview podcasts every single week in addition to our Indie Film Weekly episodes. We’ve had tons of great guests from Sean Ba...Show More
IFW 1.4.18: The Most Popular Rental Gear of 2017 & Is Netflix About to Be Sold?

43:01 | Jan 4th, 2018

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine discuss rumors of a major merger that could change the industry as we know it, and results of the 2017 box office returns. We also say a sad goodbye ...Show More
Best of the The No Film School Podcast 2017, Part 1

41:00 | Dec 28th, 2017

Well, it's been quite a year. Here at No Film School, we started doing interview podcasts every single week in addition to our Indie Film Weekly episodes. We’ve had tons of great guests from Sean Baker to Flying Lotus and everything in between and we...Show More
IFW 12.21.17: The Best Movies, Gear, and Filmmaking Advice of 2017

46:52 | Dec 21st, 2017

This special, year-end episode of Indie Film Weekly reveals the best that 2017 had to offer while you were busy making films. This year was full of controversy and growing pains in the industry, balanced by stellar indie releases, gear innovations, a...Show More
IFW 12.14.17: Netflix's Most Popular Shows Revealed & An Unexpected Way to Improve Your Script

50:43 | Dec 14th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco discuss Louis CK’s ‘I Love You, Daddy’ distribution saga and awards season updates (and upsets) from the Golden Globes, European Film Awards, and IDA Documentary Awa...Show More
How to Film in a War Zone

44:09 | Dec 11th, 2017

Directors Nathan Fitch and Daniel McCabe join No Film School’s Liz Nord to share their tips on preparing to film in a conflict zone, both practically and emotionally. Fitch embedded with the US Military in Afghanistan for his film 'Island Soldier', a...Show More
IFW 12.7.17: How a Filmmaker Brought Down the Russian Olympics & When Do You Hide Brand Logos?

46:55 | Dec 7th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine discuss one filmmaker’s major role in Russia’s Olympic doping scandal, the first news from Sundance 2018, and the inaugural Los Angeles Online Film C...Show More
IFW 11.30.17: Major Changes Coming To Awards Season & When Should You Shoot Anamorphic?

41:38 | Nov 30th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine discuss the indie films that are changing the face of awards season after the results of the Gothams and the National Board of Review list results we...Show More
A Pre-to-Post Primer on Documentary Filmmaking

55:59 | Nov 27th, 2017

Three producers with decades of combined experience under their belts join No Film School’s Liz Nord for a detailed primer on how to get a documentary made and seen. Geeta Gandbhir has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and has won two, as well as ...Show More
IFW 11.23.17: How the FCC is Screwing Filmmakers & Your Best Black Friday Deals

42:02 | Nov 22nd, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine discuss discuss what the FCC's recent actions on Net Neutrality and the 600mhz band mean for filmmakers, along with the most bizarre and heartbreakin...Show More
How Do You Know if One Character Can Carry Your Whole Movie?

48:24 | Nov 17th, 2017

No Film School’s Liz Nord is joined by three directors who have taken on the challenge of telling character-based stories where their films center around the personal journeys of one or a small handful of subjects. Their characters couldn’t be more d...Show More
IFW 11.16.17: How to Make Your Old Footage Look Great & Cash in with Kickstarter's Answer to Patreon

42:04 | Nov 16th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco discuss Drip, Kickstarter's bold new move for filmmakers, plus a field report from DOC NYC that reveals why it's become the American documentary festival to pay atte...Show More
How Niche Filmmaking Can Move Your Filmmaking Career Ahead

52:39 | Nov 13th, 2017

We all know that getting your first film made is hard. With the added pressure of expectation, getting a second made can be even harder. And then there are the Julie Cohens of the world. Cohen is a documentary filmmaker who has completed and distribu...Show More
How To Shoot Where You're Not Allowed

33:48 | Nov 6th, 2017

What happens when the community you’re filming doesn’t want you there? That is exactly the dilemma that faced celebrated documentarians Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady when they embarked on their latest project, the Netflix Original film 'One of Us'. Th...Show More
Hitchcock 101: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Psycho

36:52 | Oct 30th, 2017

Have you ever been at one of those parties where people talk about movies and Hitchcock comes up, but you’ve never seen any Hitchcock? So then you get all sweaty and start avoiding people’s gaze? It feels like everyone is watching you, the world is s...Show More
IFW 10.26.17: Halloween Spooktacular II - Advice for the Aspiring Horror Auteur

40:09 | Oct 26th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine get in the mood for Halloween by sharing some of No Film School's best horror filmmaking tips from the likes of Jeremy Saulnier and Rob Zombie. We di...Show More
How to Master the Art of Satire: Ruben Östlund on 'The Square'

19:15 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Ruben Östlund has never been one to shy away from difficult themes. That's not to say that the themes he presents his audiences are controversial or difficult to watch. It's more that they're difficult to fully comprehend. Östlund's ability to transl...Show More
IFW 10.19.17: Welcome to a Post-Harvey Hollywood & Your Best Bet for a 360° Stereo Camera

43:45 | Oct 19th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine predict what the Harvey Weinstein fallout could means for future film sets and discuss some steps being taken by the Academy, the PGA, and other film...Show More
Spielberg: Behind the Scenes with the World’s Most Famous Filmmaker

35:33 | Oct 16th, 2017

Steven Spielberg is the highest grossing directors of all time, with over 50 influential titles under his belt. And yet, do we really know Spielberg? After all, he rarely does public appearances or gives in-depth interviews. Perhaps the director was ...Show More
IFW 10.12.17: Two Cameras with Unprecedented Resolution & Must-Sees from the New York Film Festival

34:22 | Oct 12th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco discuss the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse accusations and what they mean for indie film, share highlights from our New York Film Festival coverage including conversa...Show More
'The Florida Project': Sean Baker on Why You Need to Invest in Yourself When No One Else Will

32:13 | Oct 9th, 2017

"The Florida Project" may be the first Sean Baker movie you'll go out to see in theaters, but he's been on the scene for a long, long time. Perhaps best known for the iPhone 5s filmed "Tangerine", Baker has been a champion of low-budget filmmaking fo...Show More
IFW 10.5.17: The Future of Buying and Selling Lenses & The Best Screenwriters of All Time

45:32 | Oct 5th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine discuss Vulture’s list of the Top 100 Screenwriters of All Time, a new online marketplace for lenses, an indie distributor making bold moves, and how...Show More
What is a Film Fellowship and Why Should You Do One?

51:41 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Three directors who have been invited to and attended some of the most elite labs and fellowships in the business join No Film School's Liz Nord to define pitch forums, labs, retreats, and fellowships, and let other filmmakers know why participation ...Show More
IFW 9.28.17: The Next Hottest Rental Camera & It's Time to Stop Putting Lives at Risk on Set

39:47 | Sep 28th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine discuss the lifesaving info that every filmmaker can learn from recent Radiohead and NARCOS shoots, and a dirty debacle threatening the beloved indie...Show More
Pitching Do's and Don’ts: How to Get Your Film Funded

34:52 | Sep 25th, 2017

This week’s guests have heard over 10,000 pitches between them and, in this episode, they reveal what works and what doesn't when you're trying to raise money for your films. No Film School’s Liz Nord is joined by Molly O’Brien (Chief Business Develo...Show More
IFW 9.21.17: Why Your Film Isn't Getting into Festivals & Tips From a Guerrilla Filmmaking Legend

37:00 | Sep 21st, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco discuss why the Emmys are actually worth noticing this year and what we should make of all the hubbub around Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, ‘mother!’. We also share...Show More
How To Keep Your Production Running Smoothly Across Every Medium

41:52 | Sep 18th, 2017

Why do theater when you can do film? Why do film when you can do theater? Why do one when you can do both? Why do both when you can do VR? Director Dan Hasse and director/actor Taylor Myers are an ambitious pair of artists based in New York City who ...Show More
IFW 9.14.17: All Things Apple & Panasonic's Surprisingly Affordable New Camera

41:04 | Sep 14th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine bring you a fall gear preview. We discuss all the latest gear news coming out of Amsterdam's IBC expo, including more details of Panasonic's EVA-1 an...Show More
How a 4-Day Journalism Assignment Became an Explosive Yearlong Doc Production

30:01 | Sep 11th, 2017

When Israeli journalist Maya Zinshtein took on a four-day assignment to cover the arrival of two foreign players to a local soccer club, she had no idea that it would turn into a year-long making of a feature documentary that dramatically reveals the...Show More
IFW 9.7.17: From Werner Herzog to Barry Jenkins: Best Advice from Over 50 Filmmaker Interviews

50:06 | Sep 7th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder jump into fall festival season with reports from Venice, Telluride, and TIFF. We also share some positive financial news for indies against the backdro...Show More
'Expect That Everything Will Go Wrong': How to Ensure Your First Short Film is the Best it Can Be

39:48 | Sep 4th, 2017

Making a short should be an easy thing, right? That’s what No Film School Producer/Editor Jon Fusco thought when he decided he would finally shoot his own. He was wrong. Making any film, no matter the length is certain to be an ordeal. In both pre-p...Show More
IFW 8.31.17: The Best Way to Choose an Anamorphic Lens & Who Rules the Indie Box Office?

41:55 | Aug 31st, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine reveal the best anamorphic lens test we've ever seen and ponder the future of indie stalwart Fox Searchlight. We also discuss how one actor is provin...Show More
What to Do When You've Lost All Hope for Your Film

41:18 | Aug 28th, 2017

Director Janicza Bravo and actor Brett Gelman were 'covered in blood' while trying to get their film ‘LEMON’ made, but now it's theatrically released by Magnolia Pictures. The pair are rising stars in both TV and independent film—she directed a Sunda...Show More
IFW 8.24.17: The Death of Final Cut 7 & Indie Film's Sex Abuse Scandal

39:48 | Aug 24th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder discuss the CineFamily controversy that's shaking up LA's underground film scene, how much cash exactly is made by the films of top-grossing indie dire...Show More
The First Family of DIY on How to ‘Make Your Own Damn Movie'

43:26 | Aug 21st, 2017

The reigning families of modern American movies are household names: the Coppolas, the Gyllenhaals, the Afflecks. But what about the Kaufmans? If you are a filmmaker, they have very likely affected your life.  Dad is Lloyd Kaufman, creator of the Tox...Show More
IFW 8.17.17: 8K is a Lie & Will the Controversial Plan to Make Movies Cheap Actually Kill Them?

41:59 | Aug 17th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder ponder whether or not cameras have reached peak resolution, and debate the merits of MoviePass’s new plan to let you see unlimited movies in theaters f...Show More
Why Making a Film is the Only Thing That Can Ever Really Prepare You for Making Your First Film

28:50 | Aug 14th, 2017

The quality of this summer’s offering of independent films has just been utterly ridiculous. There have already been so many new voices, new perspectives, and unique stories hitting the big screen and now we can add Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes West to ...Show More
IFW 8.10.17: Best Tripods for Your Budget & The Academy's Surprise President

38:46 | Aug 10th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco,and Emily Buder discuss two new and very different industry studies: one about the use of swear words in movies, and the other about the future of the documentary film ...Show More
The Worst Things a Director Can Do on Set

39:59 | Aug 7th, 2017

The experienced cast of ‘In the Radiant City’ joins No Film School’s Liz Nord to dish on how (and how not) to direct actors. 'In the Radiant City’ is directed by Jeff Nichols protégé Rachel Lambert and co-written by Lambert and Nathan Gregorski. The ...Show More
IFW 8.3.17: The Demise of DSLR & Soderbergh's Plan to Save Movies

38:32 | Aug 3rd, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco,and Emily Buder wonder if DSLR filmmaking is finally dead, and whether Soderbergh's new production model can revive indies. We also discuss a former Google Android exec...Show More
How Stupid Videos Led to a $5 Million Deal For 'Brigsby Bear' & An 11 Year Trip to 'Killing Ground'

33:49 | Jul 31st, 2017

Back at Sundance, No Film School's Jon Fusco sat down with a few of the teams behind a few of this summer's best independent films while they were still fresh off their premiere highs. Brigsby Bear, which came out July 28, obtained a $5 million deal ...Show More
IFW 7.27.17: How to Break into Modern Hollywood & The Latest DSLR Fail

45:44 | Jul 27th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder discuss the new rules for breaking into Hollywood and why "constantly reminding people you exist is now part of the job." We also share what we learned...Show More
'Landline': How to Avoid Sophomore Slump and Make Your Second Feature

36:33 | Jul 24th, 2017

‘Landline’ co-writers, Director Gillan Robespierre and Producer Elisabeth Holm join No Film School’s Liz Nord to discuss how they overcame the typical hurdles to get their second feature made and theatrically released. The pair first collaborated on ...Show More
IFW 7.20.17: The Dangers of Being on Set & Best Advice from Summer's Top Indie Directors

41:17 | Jul 20th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco,and Emily Buder discuss George Romero's DIY Legacy, what filmmakers should note about last week's Emmy nominations, and a trio of stories about crucial on-set safety is...Show More
Flying Lotus on How Rejecting Film School Made Him a Greater Director

26:46 | Jul 17th, 2017

You may know Steve Ellison better by his beat-making alias Flying Lotus, or perhaps even as Flying Lotus' MC alias, Captain Murphy. Music, however, was not his first love. The director, who now simply goes by "Steve" actually went to film school far ...Show More
IFW 7.13.17: Russia's Plot to Kill Indies & RED's Hype Machine

33:58 | Jul 13th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco,and Emily Buder discuss how even indie movies aren't safe from Russian interference, updates in the indie box office, the battle to save net neutrality, and a too-early...Show More
Nathan Silver on How a Director Can Pull off Making 8 Films in 8 Years

43:53 | Jul 10th, 2017

No Film School's Emily Buder sits down with prolific indie filmmaker Nathan Silver and the stars of his latest movie, Thirst Street, Lindsay Burdge and Damien Bonnard.  Silver has made a movie every year for the past 8 years. Last year, he had the fi...Show More
IFW 7.6.17: Canon's Big Misstep & Is Rotten Tomatoes Ruining Moviegoing?

35:54 | Jul 6th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, Emily Buder, Jon Fusco and Charles Haine discuss Hollywood studios' beef with Rotten Tomatoes and what the highest-grossing films of the year so far have to do with it all. They also talk about Canon's latest mis...Show More
This Director Proves Everyone Can Act, If Only Given the Right Character

25:04 | Jul 3rd, 2017

When Liz Nord spoke with first time Palestinian filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud back at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, her narrative feature In Between (or Bar Bahar in Arabic) was just about to premiere. As with any new director, she ...Show More
IFW 6.29.17: Star Wars' Systemic Problem & How to Avoid Getting Hacked

37:30 | Jun 29th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, Charles Haine and Emily Buder discuss the real problem with Lucasfilm's firing of Lord & Miller, and how to protect yourself from a cyberattack. We also reveal why a p...Show More
How Starting a Production Company Can Help You Make Your First Film

25:32 | Jun 26th, 2017

Ashley McKenzie is the type of director that does it all. The Canadian multi-hyphenate runs her own production company, writes her own scripts, and directs all of the company's films. When she’s on set, however, she gives up almost all notions of pla...Show More
IFW 6.22.17: Why You Should Go to Film School & How to Rent Your Gear for Profit

36:36 | Jun 22nd, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine weigh the benefits of film school against its rising cost, and debates the merits of renting out your own gear. We share some fun facts about the cro...Show More
How to Tap into Your Animalistic Filmmaking Instincts and Become a 'Bitch'

21:31 | Jun 19th, 2017

We saw a lot of movies in the Midnight Section at Sundance this year. There were a lot of weird movies. 'Bitch,' however, is a batshit insane movie. In terms of understanding what we’re dealing with here, the premise really only gets you half the way...Show More
IFW 6.15.17: What to Look for in a Budget Lens & Why David Mamet is Anti-Film School

31:44 | Jun 15th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder discuss the new coalition that has longtime rivals HBO and Netflix joining forces, why producers are losing money, and a new digital filmmaking initiat...Show More
How to Make an Authentic Movie About Someone Else's Story

34:06 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Emmy award-winning co-directors of Berlinale premiere ‘For Ahkeem', Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest, and one of the film’s producers, Iyabo Boyd, join No Film School’s Liz Nord for a frank and fascinating discussion about how to overcome th...Show More
IFW 6.8.17: Hollywood's Dark Overlord & Panasonic's Race for Indie Dominance

44:24 | Jun 8th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder discuss the camera that Panasonic hopes will win back indie DPs, and the threat holding Hollywood ransom. We also uncover the indie heart of the Wonder...Show More
How to Avoid the Crucial Mistakes Everyone Makes on their First Movie

49:25 | Jun 5th, 2017

At Tribeca, No Film School's Emily Buder sat down with first time director Sophie Brooks and her producer, David Brooks, who also happens to be her brother. Their film The Boy Downstairs went through a very well structured series of steps to prepare ...Show More
IFW 6.1.17: Canon's Leaked Camera & Why the Judges Cried at Cannes

42:44 | Jun 1st, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder reveal the film that got Jessica Chastain and Pedro Almodovar teary-eyed at Cannes, and a lot more about the best and worst of the world's pre-eminent ...Show More
How Do You Know if Your Film is Porn or Art?

33:31 | May 29th, 2017

'Flames' co-directors Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell waded into the most intimate waters with Ashley Connor, the DP who filmed them having sex. The threesome joins No Film School’s Liz Nord to discuss their provocative film—an art-docu-fiction-...Show More
IFW 5.25.17: How to Keep Your Actors in the Moment & Where Not to Pitch Your Project

35:26 | May 25th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco and Charles Haine divulge how to get the most authentic performances out of your actors, and how this year’s television NewFronts affect indie filmmakers. We also discu...Show More
Divide and Conquer: Why You Should be Working With a Co-Director

46:15 | May 22nd, 2017

Brothers Eshom and Ian Nelms come from humble beginnings. Neither went to film school, instead, they learned from going out and shooting a lot of bad stuff. Their first feature, Squirrel Trap, may be the perfect example. Shot for $1500 in the woods b...Show More
IFW 5.18.17: A Game-Changing Law for Freelancers & Are Indies Rising From the Blockbuster's Ashes?

37:03 | May 18th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine wonder if the massive decline predicted for summer box office returns is a hidden boon for indie filmmakers. We also discuss the new rules that might...Show More
How to Turn an On-Set Day Job Into Your Own Film

39:19 | May 15th, 2017

Renée Felice Smith and C.A. Gabriel, co-writers and directors of ‘The Relationtrip,’ join No Film School’s Liz Nord after the film’s SXSW premiere to discuss how they parlayed everything they’ve learned on other people’s sets (Smith as a lead actress...Show More
IFW 5.11.17: How to Beat the Film Fest System & David Lynch Leaves Movies Behind Forever

46:03 | May 11th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder introduce a filmmaker who learned how to tell whether festivals have actually watched his movie, and mourn the inimitable David Lynch's retirement from...Show More
What to Expect on the Road to Becoming an Ace Documentary Producer

32:16 | May 8th, 2017

What does it take to be a fantastic documentary producer? From sitting in a ditch in Greenland’s below freezing weather, to pulling out an intensely personal story from a cut that may be a few hours too long, experienced producers Kate McLean and Gle...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 5.4.17: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Backlash & Is Tribeca Secretly a Doc Fest?

34:46 | May 4th, 2017

In this special festival episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Emily Buder ask whether the Tribeca Film Festival has a secret identity, and talk about why everyone is talking about 'The Handmaid's Tale.' We share tales an...Show More
John Carroll Lynch on How to Be the Director Your Actors Have Always Wanted

29:04 | May 1st, 2017

Chances are, you know John Carroll Lynch’s face even if you don’t know his name. The actor, whose perhaps best known for his role as the Zodiac killer in David Fincher’s Zodiac, has a staggering 110 acting credits to his name. At this year’s SXSW, Ly...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 4.27.17: Why This Year's NAB is the Most 'Terrifying' for Filmmakers Yet

35:44 | Apr 27th, 2017

In this special episode of Indie Film Weekly, Charles Haine, Micah Van Hove and Jon Fusco broadcast live from the historic Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas. The trio of No Film School editors come together for a moment of solace to discuss a week of...Show More
How to Make the Jump from Lowly PA to Almighty Director

26:16 | Apr 24th, 2017

Adam Leon made only one short before breaking onto the indie scene with his SXSW winning debut feature Gimme the Loot. With a budget around $60,000 the writer/director won the "Someone To Watch" award at the Film Independent Spirits and was able to g...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 4.20.17: Tribeca Must-Sees & How to Create a DCP the Right Way

36:51 | Apr 20th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco and Emily Buder get excited about the 16th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival opening this week, and discuss whether (finally!) Netflix might let us see its films in ...Show More
DP Roundtable: The Shots That Almost Killed Us

42:57 | Apr 17th, 2017

Three cinematographers with three very different films at SXSW 2017 discuss their favorite gear, what DPs can do to stand out off set, how they make room for their actors or subjects in vulnerable situations, and of course, the shoots that almost kil...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 4.12.17: NAB Sneak Peek & What’s Shutting Down Hollywood

33:39 | Apr 13th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Emily Buder discuss the strike that threatens to bring Hollywood to a halt, while a big move by Netflix attempts to bring a whole new life to production in Tinsel Town. Charle...Show More
'DRIB': What Happens When Reality and Fiction Collide?

28:46 | Apr 10th, 2017

The docu-fiction hybrid genre isn't necessarily a new thing. In fact, there are some festivals that are entirely devoted to those films that blur the line between what is real and what is written. It's the liberties in which the filmmakers choose to ...Show More
Where VR Has Never Gone Before: The 40 Minute Narrative Feature ‘Miyubi’

32:04 | Apr 6th, 2017

NFS Writer Oakley Anderson-Moore talks with the talented artists behind Felix & Paul studios, one of the leading VR production companies in the film world. The cinematic quality that is a hallmark of their projects is very uncommon in these rudimenta...Show More
What it Takes to Get Your Midnight Short into SXSW

37:08 | Apr 3rd, 2017

When attending film festivals, there is no more exciting prospect than catching a screening of a midnights shorts section. These are generally made up of the strangest, and in many ways, the most innovative projects accepted. They are playgrounds for...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 3.30.17: Here's Why Hollywood Studios Are Panicking and What it Means For You

43:42 | Mar 30th, 2017

In this week's episode, co-hosts Jon Fusco and Emily Buder discuss what's causing major panic in the studio world, why (and how) you should use Facebook to promote your movies, and why it may finally be time to concede to HDR. We also hear from Richa...Show More
How to Make a Movie Entirely on Your Own

33:49 | Mar 27th, 2017

Before "Ramblin Freak'," Tacodeli employee Parker Smith had made only one movie featuring sound. The three three-time film school dropout was stuck between a rock and a hard place after realizing his internship at The Austin Film Society was little m...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 3.23.17: Has Netflix Replaced Cinema?

35:18 | Mar 23rd, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder dissect Netflix’s balancing act between the indie and studio worlds, and how indie theater guru Tim League threw down the gauntlet against the streamin...Show More
Nick Offerman and 'Infinity Baby' Crew: Being a Script Supervisor is the Best Path to Directing

20:58 | Mar 20th, 2017

This week, we’re kicking off our SXSW coverage on a particularly high note. That’s because this interview features arguably the best voice we’ve ever had on the podcast in Nick Offerman, and also one of the best laughs we’ve ever had on the show in a...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 3.16.17: Why SXSW is the Festival for Fearless Filmmakers

58:03 | Mar 16th, 2017

Co-hosts Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, Oakley Anderson-Moore and Liz Nord have been running all over downtown Austin, Texas for the past week to bring you insights from America's coolest film event, the SXSW Film Festival and conference. In this episode, w...Show More
DP Roundtable: From Brilliant Color to Black and White, Lensing a Sundance Award-Winning Film

31:37 | Mar 13th, 2017

In today's episode of The New Film School Podcast, writer Oakley Anderson Moore talks with two DPs. Her guests are Andrew Ackerman, who shot the brilliant, colorful underwater documentary "Chasing Coral," and Ante Cheng who DPed the nuanced black and...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 3.9.17: Smooth Aperture Moves & How To Get the World Talking About Your Film

46:41 | Mar 9th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder give the secret to shots that smoothly pan from dark to light and introduce a filmmaker whose work has started a global conversation. We celebrate Wome...Show More
How to Start a Production Company: From Film School to Raising Money Out of Your Bedroom Office

43:13 | Mar 6th, 2017

In this episode of the No Film School podcast, Emily Buder sits down with David Ethan Shapiro, CEO of Starlight Studios, and Jacob Schulsinger, editor ("Force Majeure," "Antichrist"), to discuss their Sundance premiere, "Come Swim," Kristen Stewart's...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 3.2.17: How To Make Your Actors Cry & Some Last Words From Bill Paxton

42:38 | Mar 2nd, 2017

In the 50th episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco and Emily Buder share our final conversation with Bill Paxton and advice on getting your actors to tear up on camera. We discuss what the Academy Awards can teach u...Show More
Why VR is Not Filmmaking

36:26 | Feb 27th, 2017

In a breakthrough year for virtual reality, No Film School’s Liz Nord sits down with four Sundance filmmakers who learned to get past convention and embrace creating in VR. Each of their fascinating projects are cinematic, but they're certainly not c...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 2.23.17: We Put RED and ARRI Head to Head & What Makes a Film 'Indie,' Anyway?

36:43 | Feb 23rd, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder weigh in on how "independent film" should be defined, and share results of our big shootout between the Alexa Mini and Epic-W Helium. We also discuss h...Show More
Breaking the Algorithm: How to Make Your Video Stand Out Online

28:16 | Feb 20th, 2017

Welcome to the world of modern filmmaking—a place where anyone can make anything at any time and put it online pretty much anywhere. Whether or not people actually watch it? Well, that's a different question. With the democratization of film comes th...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 2.16.17: Most Anticipated Cameras of 2017 & How Not to Do a Guerrilla Film Shoot

39:07 | Feb 16th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco and Emily Buder reveal which cameras shooters are looking to buy this year, and help you avoid on-set arrests. They discuss the dominance of Panasonic's GH5 in indie fi...Show More
What It Takes to Get Your Short into Sundance

51:20 | Feb 13th, 2017

For all intents and purposes, the Sundance Film Festival is the Holy Grail for many short filmmakers around the world. Need proof? Just take a look at the number of entries to this year's competition: 9,000. It would take an army to sift through that...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 2.9.17: Risks of Making a Super Bowl Ad & Secrets To Shooting a Perfect Long Take

41:41 | Feb 9th, 2017

No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder discuss this year’s crop of filmmaker-helmed Super Bowl spots, and debate whether or not participating in America’s biggest day of ad spending helps aspiring directors. Plus, it’s a bumper ...Show More
How an Unlikely Yiddish Indie Became A24's First Foreign Language Acquisition

32:06 | Feb 6th, 2017

Yiddish is a language developed among the Jewish population of Central Europe in the 9th century as a mix of their Biblical Hebrew, and the German and other modern languages of the day. Before World War II, it was spoken by upwards of 13 million peop...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 2.2.17: Netflix and Trump Go After The Oscars

31:14 | Feb 2nd, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder discuss the Netflix acquisition of Oscar-worthy Mudbound, the highly charged SAG Awards, how the first two weeks of Trump’s term are shaking up the fil...Show More
A Civil War in 'Bushwick': Getting Your Film Made, from Pitch to Production

26:36 | Jan 30th, 2017

This week, No Film School producer Jon Fusco sits down with Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, co-directors of Bushwick, a film that premiered in Sundance’s Midnight Section. The premise for a Neo-Civil War film in America may have seemed insane a dec...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 1.26.17: The Good, The Bad, and The Weird of Sundance 2017

51:56 | Jan 26th, 2017

This episode of Indie Film Weekly brings reports from the ground on the movies, the acquisitions, and the suspected Russian hacking of independent cinema's beating heart. Co-hosts Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, Oakley Anderson-Moore Liz Nord have been hitti...Show More
How to Use Documentary as a Call to Action: The Mobilization Tactics of 'Whose Streets?'

36:10 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Producer Jon Fusco kicks off The No Film School Podcast's Sundance coverage with an incredibly important (and timely) discussion on how documentary film can be utilized as a powerful call to action. "Whose Streets?" picks up moments after the murder ...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 1.19.17: The Sundance Hype is Real & RED Helium's Record-Breaking Sensor

38:31 | Jan 19th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, we preview the best that Sundance 2017 has to offer, and reveal why RED's Helium 8K is even better than we thought. No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder discuss the biggest festival buzz, ...Show More
How Filmmakers Can Conquer VR's Biggest Challenges

31:53 | Jan 16th, 2017

In the emerging field of virtual reality filmmaking, there are still lots of basic questions about how best to tell a story in VR, which projects even make a worthwhile story in 360, and what conventions from traditional filmmaking that we need to th...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 1.12.17: Why Gear Trade Shows May Be Dying & Kodak Revives a Film Stock Favorite

36:33 | Jan 12th, 2017

Co-hosts Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and Charles Haine discuss Kodak's big reveal at CES—the revival of color reversal film stock Ektachrome—and why trade shows are becoming irrelevant. They also delve into the awards season, which kicked off with Sunday...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 1.5.17: A Rough Start for American Filmmakers in 2017 & Full GH5 Specs Revealed

33:00 | Jan 5th, 2017

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder discuss how the death of America’s Section 181 filmmaking tax incentive will affect indie filmmakers. We also talk about the NoBudge Film Awards and sa...Show More
Johannes Nyholm on How to Film Contemporary Surrealism

26:12 | Jan 2nd, 2017

The Giant is a film that's nearly impossible to pin down. Director Johannes Nyholm describes it as a western, a cheesy sports movie, a drama, a surrealistic fantasy, and a dark comedy all rolled into one. It follows the daily life of an autistic and...Show More
Justin Kurzel on Keeping Your Vision and Breaking the Video Game Curse with 'Assassin’s Creed'

19:52 | Dec 29th, 2016

This week on The No Film School Podcast, Producer Jon Fusco sits down with Justin Kurzel, director of the new Assassin’s Creed movie. The film is, of course, based on the incredibly popular Ubisoft game series. There has yet to be a video game movie ...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 12.22.16: Best Movies, Cameras & Filmmaker Advice of 2016

50:11 | Dec 22nd, 2016

This special, year-end episode of Indie Film Weekly reveals the best that 2016 had to offer while you were busy making films. This year was full of outstanding indie releases and gear innovations, and in our final episode of 2016, co-hosts Liz Nord, ...Show More
'A Monster Calls': How to Direct Young Actors to Brilliant Performances

23:10 | Dec 19th, 2016

On this week's episode of the No Film School Podcast, we lead a fascinating discussion on how directors can work with young actors to produce astounding performances. Our guests include director J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible), first-time...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 12.15.16: The Best 4K Under $4K & Netflix's Bad Deal

35:32 | Dec 15th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, we reveal your best budget 4K camera options, and tell a cautionary distribution tale from the indie doc ‘Do Not Resist.’ No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, Emily Buder and Charles Haine also discuss Th...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 12.8.16: Steadicam Inventor's Key to Creativity & 'Last Tango' Rape Controversy

34:04 | Dec 8th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, we hear from one of the greatest influencers of modern cinema, Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown, and give our take on how consent issues might affect your filmmaking. No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, ...Show More
Alice Rohrwacher on Why You Have to Go into the Void to Make Good Movies

44:19 | Dec 5th, 2016

Cannes-Winning director Alice Rohrwacher was selected to be this year's prestigious Film Society of Lincoln Center Filmmaker in Residence. Rohrwacher grew up in the Tuscan countryside and never saw a moving image until she was an adult. No Film Schoo...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 12.1.16: The Secret to a Great Screenplay & Hollywood's Math Problem

40:47 | Dec 1st, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, we ask why movie financiers are ignoring box office numbers, and divulge how math might help you tell the best stories on screen. No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder discuss recent studie...Show More
Write Characters With Room For Actors: Wayne Roberts and Christopher Abbott on 'Katie Says Goodbye'

17:48 | Nov 21st, 2016

Katie Says Goodbye is screenwriter/director Wayne Roberts' first feature. Unlike most first features, however, it had its world premiere earlier this year in front of a packed house in the middle of one of the world's biggest film events: Toronto Int...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 11.17.16: Early Oscar News & Film Budget Fundamentals

35:58 | Nov 17th, 2016

This episode of Indie Film Weekly celebrates Jackie Chan's just rewards and helps you get started on creating an indie film budget. Co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder discuss other early Oscar disclosures, the future’s best films as presen...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 11.11.16: What a Trump Presidency Means for Filmmakers

32:07 | Nov 11th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, we break down the potential impact of America’s new government on artists and the press. No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco and Emily Buder also cover an ambitious Election Day documentary-in-the-making ...Show More
'The Eagle Huntress': What You Can Expect After Sundance

32:29 | Nov 7th, 2016

When No Film School's Liz Nord saw 'The Eagle Huntress' at TIFF this year, she wrote that she may have seen the perfect documentary. It’s got all the elements: incredibly charismatic protagonists, majestic landscapes, underlying social issues, and a ...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 11.3.16: Apple vs. Microsoft - Who Wants Filmmakers More?

35:11 | Nov 3rd, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, we compare the releases of the new Macbook Pro and Microsoft Surface Studio to a high school popularity contest. Outside of the hardware battle for filmmaker allegiance, co-hosts Jon Fusco, Emily Buder and Liz No...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 10.27.16: How Not to Ask Your Actors to Get Naked - A Halloween Spooktacular

44:01 | Oct 27th, 2016

In this Halloween episode of Indie Film Weekly, we attack a scary question for many directors: how do I ask my cast to show some skin? No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder bring you an episode full of spooky surprises, like a ...Show More
How Directors Joe Wright and Owen Harris Built the Dystopian Worlds of 'Black Mirror’

23:02 | Oct 24th, 2016

With an imagination like Charlie Brooker's at your disposal, translating language into imagery is "like butter." If you aren’t familiar with the anthology show, Black Mirror got its start on Great Britain’s Channel 4 way back in 2011. It may best be ...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 10.20.16: Filmmakers Tackle the US Political Circus

31:59 | Oct 20th, 2016

With less than three weeks left until Americans vote for their next president, Indie Film Weekly discusses the film world’s take on the craziest election cycle on record. No Film School co-hosts Emily Buder, Charles Haine and Liz Nord investigate how...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 10.13.16: RED Evolves with New 8K Brains & How to Shoot Digital to Feel Like Film

42:07 | Oct 13th, 2016

Three cheers for RED! It seems the company has finally conquered its longstanding PR issues by managing to ship something—the new 8K Helium brains—when it said it would. But why is the highest resolution option called "full frame"? We discuss that, i...Show More
Friction is Where the Good Stuff Comes: The Intense Writer/Director Collaboration Behind 'Christine'

21:12 | Oct 10th, 2016

Antonio Campos and his collective, Borderline Films, have released some of the most exciting independent films of the past ten years. The group, which also includes filmmakers Josh Mond and Sean Durkin, famously take turns in the roles of producer, w...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 10.6.16: VR Nazi Hunters & How Much To Charge Your Clients

44:44 | Oct 6th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine reveal how virtual reality is being used to take down the last living Nazi war criminals, and give practical tips on starting your freelance producti...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 9.29.16: Hail the Disruptors!

35:08 | Sep 29th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder reveal companies, gear, and filmmakers that are changing the game for indie directors. You’ll learn about a new film incubation model from Pretty Ideas...Show More
How to Keep Your Subjects Safe: Nanette Burstein on Dangerous Documentary

16:50 | Sep 26th, 2016

Nanette Burstein is well known for films like On the Ropes, American Teen, and The Kid Stays in the Picture. Part of her success likely comes from her insatiable curiosity and persistence in getting to the bottom of a story. But these same qualities ...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 9.22.16: Panasonic Gives Us The Camera We Need & Who to Choose, Agent or Manager?

28:26 | Sep 22nd, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder answer one of our most pressing Ask No Film School questions: what the hell is the difference between an agent and a manager? We also discuss Emmy and TIFF wins (and ...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 9.14.16: Why TIFF Matters for Filmmakers (and What You Missed This Year)

41:29 | Sep 15th, 2016

In this special episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder come to you from North America’s largest film festival, where we interviewed Werner Herzog, Morgan Spurlock, Ana Lily Amirpour, and 30 other in...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 9.8.16: IBC Gear Sneak Peek, Canon's Redemption & Festival Madness

34:36 | Sep 8th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, we kick off fall film fest season with the latest from Telluride and the Venice Biennale, and preview new gear from Amsterdam’s IBC Expo. No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder also discuss ...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 9.1.16: Drone Laws Take Flight & What's Up With Canon’s Latest DSLR

33:12 | Sep 1st, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School’s Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine get into how the FAA’s new unmanned aircraft regulations will change everything, while Canon’s long-anticipated 5D Mark IV release changed...not much. The F...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 8.25.16: The Best Budget Cameras & What’s Missing from BBC’s Top 100 Films

39:36 | Aug 25th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, we take a deep dive into the BBC's new list of the 21st century's greatest films, as chosen by 177 film critics. Our discussion includes the all-important question: Why the f*ck isn't ‘Lord of the Rings’ on there...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 8.18.16: The Unintentional DIY Episode

31:59 | Aug 18th, 2016

This episode of Indie Film Weekly brings surprising DIY stories, from Hollywood to Nollywood and the filmmaker-fashioned gear in between. This week, nearly our entire Brooklyn crew joins in on the show: Charles Haine, Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and your...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 8.11.16: A New Way to Shoot Magic Hour & What to Watch at Fall Fests

34:00 | Aug 11th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Emily Buder, and Jon Fusco reveal a new app that helps you channel your inner Terrence Malick and shoot magic hour like a boss. We also get a jump on the onslaught of upcoming fi...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 8.4.16: Closing in on 8K & The Camera that Could Kill GoPro

35:01 | Aug 4th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco discuss a Japanese company that has begun broadcast tests with 8K footage, and a Chinese one that is looking to assume GoPro’s throne with a new action camera. We al...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 7.28.16: We Pick the Best Camera for First-Time Directors

36:22 | Jul 28th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School Editor-in-Chief Liz Nord and Producer Jon Fusco are joined by Tech Writer Charles Haine to finally settle one of our most FAQs: which camera should I buy? We also get into the DNC's film connection...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 7.21.16: Has China Created The Darth Vader of Theater Chains?

40:09 | Jul 21st, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School’s co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco and Emily Buder imagine the impact of AMC’s Odeon purchase, which creates the world’s largest cinema chain and might completely screw theatrical for indies. We also d...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 7.14.16: The Real Reason Pokemon Go Matters & RED Goes 8K for Bay

42:49 | Jul 14th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film Schoolers Liz Nord, Emily Buder and Jon Fusco delve into the augmented reality craze that’s spreading faster than Tinder, and ‘Helium,’ RED’s new 8K sensor. At the top of the show, we cover some ways in w...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 7.8.16: Saying Goodbye to a Film Legend and An Idealistic Camera

38:34 | Jul 8th, 2016

In this special Friday episode of Indie Film Weekly, we mourn the loss of both celebrated Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami and the world's first crowdsourced camera, the Digital Bolex. We also get into how Brexit, the Academy’s diversity invitation...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 6.23.16: This Week, Indie Film Lost a Champion

43:14 | Jun 23rd, 2016

Have you ever heard of the tickling fetish? Neither had we—until the very angry subjects of the documentary Tickled stormed a recent screening. We discuss that, Skywalker Sound's new multi-directional audio tech, the tragic loss of Anton Yelchin (who...Show More
Inside the Minds of Film's Coolest Gatekeepers (& How to Get Yours Programmed)

42:30 | Jun 20th, 2016

Our guests on this episode of the No Film School podcast have two of the coolest jobs in film. Dan Nuxoll is Programming Director of Rooftop Films, a screening series that showcases indie films in unique outdoor locations around New York, and Cristin...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 6.16.16: The Celluloid Debate & What We Can Do For Orlando

50:56 | Jun 16th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School’s Liz Nord, Emily Buder and Jon Fusco weigh in on our controversial interview with the president of Kodak, and reflect on how filmmakers can respond to Orlando's tragedy. We approach the big issues...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 6.9.16: The World’s Most Advanced Camera & Death of the PA

32:10 | Jun 9th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School Editor-in-Chief Liz Nord and Managing Editor Emily Buder discuss a collaboration between camera giants Panavision and RED to create arguably the world’s most advanced cinema camera, the Panavision ...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 6.2.16: What's Making the Film World So Angry This Week?

26:52 | Jun 2nd, 2016

It's been a contentious week in the Independent Film World so Producer Jon Fusco and Managing Editor Emily Buder are determined to get to the root of the problem. When California gives up on indie film and Katie Couric gives up on journalistic integr...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 5.26.16: Even Indies Go Glam at Cannes

38:12 | May 26th, 2016

This episode of Indie Film Weekly brings No Film School’s first ever on-the-ground report from the epicenter of global cinema, the Cannes Film Festival. Managing Editor Emily Buder has just returned from the celebrated festival, and joins Editor-in-C...Show More
How Do You Make Movies About Invisible People?

37:46 | May 23rd, 2016

The best films put us into the shoes of their protagonists and leave our perspectives forever changed. But how do you create empathy with characters that society doesn’t even see? According to Isaac Zablocki, co-founder of the ReelAbiltiies Film Fes...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 5.19.16: Has Amazon Changed Self-Distro For Good?

47:32 | May 19th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School Editor-in-Chief Liz Nord and Producer Jon Fusco ponder the impact on indies of Amazon's new Video Direct service, which allows anyone to upload content and choose how to get paid for it. The show a...Show More
Going Guerrilla: How to Successfully Shoot Documentary Abroad

49:17 | May 16th, 2016

What makes a guerrilla film shoot guerrilla? Sure, there are the circumstances that surround the act itself; limited resources, communication breakdowns, language barriers, nowhere to get a sandwich, not to mention the personal, emotional and creativ...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 5.05.16: Online Video Grows Up

52:34 | May 5th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School Founder Ryan Koo and Editor-in-Chief Liz Nord wonder: are we in a new era for online video? With increased spending and more platforms represented at the digital NewFronts presentations to advertis...Show More
World-Building Tips from 'Se7en' Writer Andrew Kevin Walker & 'Metalocalypse' Dir. Chris Prynoski

22:23 | May 2nd, 2016

Nerdland was produced by Adult Swim production powerhouse Titmouse Inc., the group of animators responsible for creating some of the most revolutionary cartoons to have been featured on television ever. These guys made the contemporary classics Black...Show More
IFW 4.28.16: Is Tribeca the New Premiere Destination for American Movies?

1:03:54 | Apr 28th, 2016

The 15th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival just wrapped up, leaving us to ponder how they managed to sell out nearly every screening in a city as competitive for audience attention as New York. In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, Managing Editor...Show More
Tribeca 2016: How the Filmmakers Behind Horror Anthology 'Holidays' Use Genre to Thwart Expectations

28:23 | Apr 25th, 2016

Last week, Producer/Editor Jon Fusco sat down with several of the impressive line-up of genre directors from the new horror anthology film Holidays, during its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Joining him on the podcast are Sarah Adina Sm...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 4.21.16: Why This Year's NAB is the Most 'Comforting' for Filmmakers Yet

46:08 | Apr 21st, 2016

Micah Van Hove and Ryan Koo are live from NAB 2016 in Las Vegas where they give a summary of some the best new technology they've seen over the past week. While it may not have been as flashy of a year at NAB in terms of hardware, it's clear that c...Show More
Tribeca 2016: Post-Apocalyptic DIY Flick 'Here Alone' Sells Out Screenings

57:46 | Apr 18th, 2016

DIY filmmaking methods often yield a finished product characterized by a small number of characters in a small number of interior locations. 'Here Alone' is an exception: a genre film incorporating a mix of survival, zombie, and post-apocalyptic infl...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 04.14.16: A Game-Changing Camera and Why We're Stoked for Tribeca & NAB

40:36 | Apr 14th, 2016

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School Founder Ryan Koo and Editor-in-Chief Liz Nord are gearing up for two of the year's biggest industry events: the Tribeca Film Festival and NAB’s huge industry trade show. In advance of NAB, Lytros i...Show More
Canon Takes Us On a Whirlwind Journey Through a Decade of DSLRs

47:37 | Apr 12th, 2016

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Canon 5D(which began shipping in August 2005), Canon U.S.A. hosted a screening and in-depth Q&A fittingly titled "A Decade of DSLRs: Creative Minds Talk the Evolution of Hand-Held Filmmaking." As the author o...Show More
SXSW 2016: Taking People Where They Don't Want to Go - Joe Berlinger on 'Tony Robbins'

18:11 | Apr 7th, 2016

Joe Berlinger has had a prolific career, making 12 feature docs that tend to cover the darker side of the human experience, like the story of a brother on trial for murdering one of his kin in Brother’s Keeper or following the band Metallica down the...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 04.05.16: Indies Are Having a Theatrical Moment

33:46 | Apr 5th, 2016

This episode of Indie Film Weekly goes from local to global as audiences show up in theaters around the world for low-budget features. No Film School Founder Ryan Koo and Editor-in-Chief Liz Nord bring news of recently released indies from New York t...Show More
SXSW 2016: Using Soundtrack to Laugh With (And Not At) the Comedians of Aspergers R' Us

39:43 | Mar 31st, 2016

No Film School sat down with director Alex Lehman and composer Crystal Grooms Mangano at SXSW 2016 to talk about their collaboration on the soundtrack of Asperger's Are Us, a feature doc, since picked up by Netflix, that follows a group of friends wh...Show More
Indie Film Weekly 3.29.16: Why These Filmmakers Disrupted Tribeca's Lineup and Georgia State Law

21:10 | Mar 29th, 2016

This episode of Indie Film Weekly explores how filmmakers and film companies have confronted recent controversies headlining mainstream news—and made real change from festival programming to senate floors—before they even picked up a camera.